Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Information for employees

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The JobKeeper Payments will subsidise part or all of your income.

Your employer will notify you if they are claiming the JobKeeper Payment on your behalf and provide you with a nomination form — the majority of employees will not need to do anything further. If eligible, you will receive a minimum of $1,500 per fortnight, before tax. Superannuation must be paid based on the employee’s usual salary, although additional superannuation payments can be made on a higher salary amount should the employer wish.

You will only be able to receive the JobKeeper Payment from one employer.

Eligibility

Employees are an eligible employee if you:

  • are currently employed by an eligible employer (including if you were stood down or re-hired)
  • were for the eligible employer (or another entity in their wholly owned group), either:
    • full-time, part-time or fixed-term employees at 1 March 2020; or
    • long-term casual employee (employed on a regular and systematic basis for at least 12 months) as at 1 March 2020 and not a permanent employee of any other employer
  • were aged 18 years or older at 1 March 2020 (if you were 16 or 17 you can also qualify for fortnights before 11 May 2020, and continue to qualify after that if you are independent or not undertaking full time study)
  • were either:
    • an Australian resident (within the meaning of the Social Security Act 1991) – visit the Services Australia website and read residence descriptions for more details
    • an Australian resident for the purpose of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and the holder of a Subclass 444 (Special Category) visa as at 1 March 2020
  • were not in receipt of any of these payments during the JobKeeper fortnight:
    • government parental leave or Dad and partner pay under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    • a payment in accordance with Australian worker compensation law for an individual's total incapacity for work.

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